Building A Stronger Community
Hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Unfortunately, for the children and families served by Child Saving Institute (CSI), hope can seem unfamiliar.
When life becomes challenging, hope shouldn’t be so distant. CSI has provided hope and healing for children and families through supportive services for 131 years. With your support, we can build a stronger community. Together, we can provide hope.
Thank you to each and every one of our supporters. We could not continue to do this important work without each of you. Because of your generosity, we will continue to provide life-changing services to more children and families in the Omaha community—long into the future.
Pediatric & Adolescent Therapy
In the past six years, CSI has doubled the size of its Mental Health Services program to meet the growing needs of the Omaha community. Yet, CSI has a waitlist of over 150 children and youth waiting to receive Therapy and Medication Management Services. A space that is conducive to address trauma, promote safety and allow for healing is critical.
CSI’s Emergency Shelter was originally built for young children but the older teens who live there today have different needs. The new Emergency Shelter will add robust educational services, a physical activity space and allow for youth to have their own bedrooms—all of which are crucial to a youth’s successful physical, emotional and mental health.
Supportive Early Education
There are many vulnerable preschoolers living in poverty and experiencing the impact of trauma in the Omaha community at risk of expulsion. CSI wishes to directly provide Supportive Early Education services for traumatized preschoolers unsuccessful in traditional early learning environments to help them to heal and prepare them for kindergarten… and for life.
Early Education Expansion
Since 1971, CSI has provided quality Early Childhood Education to the Omaha community. Nationally, the need for high-quality Early Childhood Education continues to outpace the availability. The proposed expansion of CSI’s Early Childhood Education Center would increase its licensed capacity by 25%, while also incorporating STEAM learning across the center.